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Introducing Michael Anderson, D.O. [Video]

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Introducing Michael Anderson, D.O., a foot and ankle surgeon for Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. His specialties include ankle arthroscopy, ankle arthritis, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, bunions, hallux rigidus, and sports related injuries of the foot, ankle, and lower leg.

Meet the Expert: Michael Anderson, D.O.

Dr. Anderson’s approach: “Foot and ankle problems affect people from all walks of life. Whether your goal is to get back to competitive sports, live a more active life, resume work or enjoy time with family and friends, I’m here to help.”

Dr. Anderson’s background: After completing his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, Dr. Anderson attended the Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois to earn his medical degree. Following his residency as part of the the Orthopedic Surgery program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals in Clinton Township, Michigan, he went on to train at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York through their Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery fellowship.

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My name is Michael Anderson. I’m an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and other problems of the lower extremity. My mom tells stories about me saying that I wanted to be a doctor from a young age. And I don’t really know where that came from, and I think a lot of kids say that, but for me, it became a reality. I followed a lot of other family members into medicine, and I think my parents gave us a strong foundation of caring and a desire to help people, and that transferred to me as well. When I went to medical school, I had planned on becoming a family physician. But as I was going through the medical school process, I realized that orthopedic surgeons are uniquely situated to deal with problems and help people move beyond their problems, as opposed to managing chronic issues. And I found that very satisfying. So, when I finished my orthopedic surgery residency, in Michigan, I had decided to do an extra year of training to become an expert in foot and ankle surgery. I feel really fortunate to have been able to train at the University of Rochester, with renowned surgeons who really instilled in me the importance of excellent patient care, excellent surgical technique, and really caring about my patients. It was a great experience, and I grew tremendously as a surgeon and as a person while I was in Rochester. So being a Minnesotan, I enjoy spending time in northern Minnesota. I love Boundary Waters trips with family and friends. I also like other outdoor activities. Also as a Minnesotan, hockey is a passion of mine. Most of the time, I spend watching hockey these days, but I still get on the skates every once in a while. And lastly, I love spending time with my wife and family, and our huge extended family in the metro area.